22nd June 2017 – 1st October 2017
ARCHDIOCESAN MUSEUM IN KROMĚŘÍŽ
In Europe in the 17th century you could hear the rattle of weapons and the clanging of horseshoes of horses belonging to two monarchs. Not only did Luis XIV and Leopold I clash in the mud of battlefields, they also competed in the sand of arenas and on theatre stages. In the name of the state and the sovereigns propaganda, renowned composers wrote festive arias, architects created spectacular scenes, singers sang, horses and dancers danced, and artists documented.
The carriage of fame from horse ballet La Contessa dellaria e DellAcqua played on the occasion of the marriage of Emperor Leopold I and Margarita Teresa of Spain in 1667
Formation (ie. Decima) from equine ballet La Contessa dellaria e DellAcqua played on the occasion of the marriage of Emperor Leopold I and Margarita Teresa of Spain in 1667
Mouth of hell (detail of the proposal decorations for the opera Il Pomo dOro), 1667
Empress Margaret Theresa of Spain in allegorical costume, 1667-1673, State castle Hrádek u Nechanic